Our Guide to Life in Venice Beach

Enjoy, Surf, Play, Eat, Drink, Laugh, Love Venice Beach

Welcome to our new blog, where we will be spilling the beans on all things Venice Beach. From local insider secrets to thoughts from passing tourists, we want to explore and express it all, giving a true, informative and fun look at the beloved creative beach playground we call home. 

LATEST POSTS

Read about the next Venice Art Crawl here

Check out our tips on the ultimate American classic cruise up the PCH

Check out our Top Five Suggestions for Seeing the Best of Venice Beach. 

Venice Beach has been nicknames Silicon Beach due to the influx of technology related companies arriving in droves to open offices in the community. Read here about the changing face of Venice. 

Abbot Kinney: Founder of Venice. A long, long time ago, way back in the years before you could spend a day gliding in and out of chic boutiques and sipping green juice on Abbot Kinney Blvd; you could spend a day being poled around Venice in a gondola. Read more about the history of Venice here. 

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What a gorgeous day for a skate sesh. ‪#‎panoramic‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎skaters‬ ‪#‎skating‬ ‪#‎skateboarding‬ ‪#‎skatepark‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎Venice‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎skatesesh

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Welcome to Venice. Come out and play! ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎venicebeach‬ ‪#‎boardwalk‬ ‪#‎skateboarding‬ ‪#‎surfing‬

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. This one’s worth more. ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎paradise‬

    A day in Venice: what shall we do today? ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎vacation‬ ‪#‎signs‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎culture‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬

    World famous Venice Suites are a work of art, both inside and out! ‪#‎venicebreeze‬ ‪#‎lavish‬ ‪#‎style‬ ‪#‎design‬ ‪#‎awardwinning‬ ‪#‎suites‬ ‪#‎Venice‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎vacation‬ ‪#‎resort‬

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    Venice sunsets contain the bluest blues and the boldest golds. Come see! #washingtonpier #beach #losangeles #cali #palmtrees #venicebeach #boardwalk #sunset #photography

     Throwback to the days when bobble heads took up a lot more space... #throwback #vintage #venicebeach #socal #Losangeles #cali #boardwalk

    Throwback to the days when bobble heads took up a lot more space... #throwback #vintage #venicebeach #socal #Losangeles #cali #boardwalk

     Members of the Venice Chamber of Commerce with California Senator Ben Allen on the Ocean Front Walk Boardwalk after a chamber meet Wednesday. From left to right are Sandy West, board member, Carl Lambert, chamber president, California Senator Ben Allen, and George Francisco, chamber vice president.  California Senator Ben Allen spoke to members of the Venice Chamber of Commerce Wednesday at Danny’s Restaurant and said that everything in Venice is sacred and of vast historical significance … even the manhole covers that say “Made in China.” Most say India.

    Members of the Venice Chamber of Commerce with California Senator Ben Allen on the Ocean Front Walk Boardwalk after a chamber meet Wednesday. From left to right are Sandy West, board member, Carl Lambert, chamber president, California Senator Ben Allen, and George Francisco, chamber vice president.

    California Senator Ben Allen spoke to members of the Venice Chamber of Commerce Wednesday at Danny’s Restaurant and said that everything in Venice is sacred and of vast historical significance … even the manhole covers that say “Made in China.” Most say India.

     Venice is a vast canvas for artists of every kind. Leave your mark! ‪#‎venicebeach‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎sand‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎graffiti‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎culture‬

    Venice is a vast canvas for artists of every kind. Leave your mark! ‪#‎venicebeach‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎sand‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎graffiti‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎culture‬

     A room with a view, extended stay amenities, and a designer flair you won’t find anywhere else. What are you waiting for? #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

    A room with a view, extended stay amenities, and a designer flair you won’t find anywhere else. What are you waiting for? #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

     Venice: Skate. Bike. Play. Repeat. #freedom#basketball #skateboard #bikes #sports #palmtrees #sand #cali #venicebeach #socal

    Venice: Skate. Bike. Play. Repeat. #freedom#basketball #skateboard #bikes #sports #palmtrees #sand #cali #venicebeach #socal

     If you think you’ve seen it all, then you haven’t seen Venice. #art #culture #streetperformers #venice #beach #socal #Losangeles #cali #boardwalk

    If you think you’ve seen it all, then you haven’t seen Venice. #art #culture #streetperformers #venice #beach #socal #Losangeles #cali #boardwalk

     Venice: More than a hotel, more than a city. #venicebreeze #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #boardwalk #beach #venicebeach

    Venice: More than a hotel, more than a city. #venicebreeze #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #boardwalk #beach #venicebeach

     Another day comes to an end. What shall we do tomorrow?#photography #Venice #beach #losangeles #cali #socal #sunset #palmtrees

    Another day comes to an end. What shall we do tomorrow?#photography #Venice #beach #losangeles #cali #socal #sunset #palmtrees

     Fall colors have overtaken the Venice Beach sign right in time for the Fall festivities!

    Fall colors have overtaken the Venice Beach sign right in time for the Fall festivities!

     If a local shop owner loves Venice this much, imagine how much you will! ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎boardwalk‬ ‪#‎culture‬

    If a local shop owner loves Venice this much, imagine how much you will! ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎boardwalk‬ ‪#‎culture‬

     It’s a beautiful moment when excitement melts into serenity. A Venice sunset is that moment. ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎sand‬

    It’s a beautiful moment when excitement melts into serenity. A Venice sunset is that moment. ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎sand‬

     What if paradise was just a palm tree away? ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎sand‬ ‪#‎cocktail‬

    What if paradise was just a palm tree away? ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎sand‬ ‪#‎cocktail‬

     You are perfect. Let’s celebrate! ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎sand‬ ‪#‎perfection‬

    You are perfect. Let’s celebrate! ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎sand‬ ‪#‎perfection‬

     Venice Breeze Suites give you the necessities of home and the luxuries of vacation, all under one designer roof. Won’t you stay? #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

    Venice Breeze Suites give you the necessities of home and the luxuries of vacation, all under one designer roof. Won’t you stay? #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

     The exterior was designed to reflect the splendor of Venice ... wait ’til you see the inside! #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

    The exterior was designed to reflect the splendor of Venice ... wait ’til you see the inside! #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

     When in Venice, check out the Gjusta Bakery for a variety of exotic meals and treats! ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎boardwalk‬ ‪#‎gjusta‬ ‪#‎bakery‬ ‪#‎exoticfoods‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬

    When in Venice, check out the Gjusta Bakery for a variety of exotic meals and treats! ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎boardwalk‬ ‪#‎gjusta‬ ‪#‎bakery‬ ‪#‎exoticfoods‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬

     Venice is the prime spot for kids of all ages. Have you skated Venice? ‪#‎skatevenice‬ ‪#‎halfpipe‬ ‪#‎skater‬ ‪#‎culture‬ ‪#‎skatesesh‬

    Venice is the prime spot for kids of all ages. Have you skated Venice? ‪#‎skatevenice‬ ‪#‎halfpipe‬ ‪#‎skater‬ ‪#‎culture‬ ‪#‎skatesesh‬

     Keep your eyes peeled: There’s a lot to see in Venice! ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎culture‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎Losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬

    Keep your eyes peeled: There’s a lot to see in Venice! ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎culture‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎Losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬

     If you looked up the word “peaceful” in the dictionary, you might find an accompanying picture that looks a little like this. ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎sand‬ ‪#‎venicebeach‬

    If you looked up the word “peaceful” in the dictionary, you might find an accompanying picture that looks a little like this. ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎sand‬ ‪#‎venicebeach‬

     Venice Beach Waldorf Suites includes luxury furnishings, stunning decor, and coastline and white water ocean views. Enjoy the splendor! #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #luxury #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

    Venice Beach Waldorf Suites includes luxury furnishings, stunning decor, and coastline and white water ocean views. Enjoy the splendor! #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #luxury #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

     The party never stops in Venice. Look how much fun Instagram’s @shittynachos had after Coachella 2015! #instagram #venice #beach #party #coachella2015

    The party never stops in Venice. Look how much fun Instagram’s @shittynachos had after Coachella 2015! #instagram #venice #beach #party #coachella2015

     The spirit of SoCal lives on the walls in Venice Beach -- LITERALLY! Take a look! #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort #beach #venicebeach

    The spirit of SoCal lives on the walls in Venice Beach -- LITERALLY! Take a look! #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort #beach #venicebeach

    The comfort you find in Venice Breeze Suites is as soothing as the scent of the beach itself. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

    The city is yours for the taking in this one-bedroom suite with a view of the city. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

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     Carl, President of the Venice Chamber of Commerce and Mike Newhouse president of the Venice neighborhood Council (VNC)

    Carl, President of the Venice Chamber of Commerce and Mike Newhouse president of the Venice neighborhood Council (VNC)

     Venice Sign Lighting 

    Venice Sign Lighting 

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     You never know what you’ll find in a pool of tranquility. You may even make a new friend. #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #beach #sunset #pacific #birds

    You never know what you’ll find in a pool of tranquility. You may even make a new friend. #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #beach #sunset #pacific #birds

     Venice is a sunny place, but don’t worry. We got it covered. #art #culture #venice #beach #socal #Losangeles #cali #boardwalk #vendors #shades

    Venice is a sunny place, but don’t worry. We got it covered. #art #culture #venice #beach #socal #Losangeles #cali #boardwalk #vendors #shades

     When in Venice, check out Poke-Poke, the Surfer’s Sashimi, for original Hawaiian style delicacies! #hawaiian #culture #venice #beach #socal #Losangeles #cali #boardwalk #foodie #surfers

    When in Venice, check out Poke-Poke, the Surfer’s Sashimi, for original Hawaiian style delicacies! #hawaiian #culture #venice #beach #socal #Losangeles #cali #boardwalk #foodie #surfers

     Venice is made for the unique. It’s just who we are. #art #culture #venice #beach #socal #Losangeles #cali #homes #unique

    Venice is made for the unique. It’s just who we are. #art #culture #venice #beach #socal #Losangeles #cali #homes #unique

     With modern decor on the inside, and a partial ocean view just out the window, you could say this Venice Breeze Suite is a room with two views. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

    With modern decor on the inside, and a partial ocean view just out the window, you could say this Venice Breeze Suite is a room with two views. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

     Modern, cool, and comfortable: This is how one relaxes in style. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

    Modern, cool, and comfortable: This is how one relaxes in style. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

     If you want to go big in Venice, The Waldorf Penthouse Suite is the only way to go. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

    If you want to go big in Venice, The Waldorf Penthouse Suite is the only way to go. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

     If you’re going to skate Venice, why not skate in style? Drop in to Penny Skateboards between sessions to check out the latest gear! #sports #skate #longboard #skatesesh #losangeles #cali #venicebeach #boardwalk #penny #skateboards

    If you’re going to skate Venice, why not skate in style? Drop in to Penny Skateboards between sessions to check out the latest gear! #sports #skate #longboard #skatesesh #losangeles #cali #venicebeach #boardwalk #penny #skateboards

     There’s a great day waiting for us just beyond that sign. Let’s go! #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #beach #sign

    There’s a great day waiting for us just beyond that sign. Let’s go! #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #beach #sign

     Who says we don’t have winters in SoCal? Certainly not Squishy the Sandman here. #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #beach #sand #sandman #snowman #winter

    Who says we don’t have winters in SoCal? Certainly not Squishy the Sandman here. #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #beach #sand #sandman #snowman #winter

     In Venice, we dance to the beat of our own drums. #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #beach #sand #art #culture #musicians #livemusic

    In Venice, we dance to the beat of our own drums. #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #beach #sand #art #culture #musicians #livemusic

     Being efficient doesn’t have to mean settling for anything less than the best; Our Partial Ocean View One Bedroom Suites come with a full size bed, a sitting area, bathroom kitchen & dining area. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

    Being efficient doesn’t have to mean settling for anything less than the best; Our Partial Ocean View One Bedroom Suites come with a full size bed, a sitting area, bathroom kitchen & dining area. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

     All of our suites come with hardwood floors, a fully stocked kitchenette, stainless steel appliances, and bathrooms equipped with a hand held/rain shower and easy flow toilets. At Venice Breeze, comfort is key! #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

    All of our suites come with hardwood floors, a fully stocked kitchenette, stainless steel appliances, and bathrooms equipped with a hand held/rain shower and easy flow toilets. At Venice Breeze, comfort is key! #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

     The only thing that comes close to the view from the Venice Beach Waldorf Penthouse is the view of the luxurious penthouse itself! #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort #waldorf

    The only thing that comes close to the view from the Venice Beach Waldorf Penthouse is the view of the luxurious penthouse itself! #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort #waldorf

     This is Venice ... Express yourself! smile emoticon ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎culture‬ ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎Losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎boardwalk‬

    This is Venice ... Express yourself! smile emoticon ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎culture‬ ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎Losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎boardwalk‬

     Goodnight, Venice. See you in the morning for another great day of fun and sun! ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎sand‬ ‪#‎birds‬

    Goodnight, Venice. See you in the morning for another great day of fun and sun! ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎sand‬ ‪#‎birds‬

     No one is able to deny that Venice vibe; not even the dogs! ‪#‎chill‬ ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎vibe‬ ‪#‎beachlife‬ ‪#‎venicebeach‬ ‪#‎dogs‬ ‪#‎cute‬

    No one is able to deny that Venice vibe; not even the dogs! ‪#‎chill‬ ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎vibe‬ ‪#‎beachlife‬ ‪#‎venicebeach‬ ‪#‎dogs‬ ‪#‎cute‬

     Whether above it or below, the Venice Canals Walkway provides an incredible view. Enjoy! #canal #venice #cali #socal #canoes

    Whether above it or below, the Venice Canals Walkway provides an incredible view. Enjoy! #canal #venice #cali #socal #canoes

     The Venice waves are calling your name. Will you respond? #surfboard #surfers #surfing #beach #Venice #losangeles #cali #socal

    The Venice waves are calling your name. Will you respond? #surfboard #surfers #surfing #beach #Venice #losangeles #cali #socal

     Venice is culture. Wear it proudly! #art #culture #venice #beach #socal #Losangeles #cali #palmtrees

    Venice is culture. Wear it proudly! #art #culture #venice #beach #socal #Losangeles #cali #palmtrees

     This was the view of the roller coaster from the Venice Canal back in 1921. The area looks different now, but there’s still plenty to see! #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #tbt #vintage #blackandwhite #photography #1920s #throwback #rollercoaster #venicecanal #view

    This was the view of the roller coaster from the Venice Canal back in 1921. The area looks different now, but there’s still plenty to see! #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #tbt #vintage #blackandwhite #photography #1920s #throwback #rollercoaster #venicecanal #view

     In Venice, we try to live every day to the fullest, but it’s the quiet, peaceful moments in-between that are used for reflection. (photo courtesy of Flickr.) #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #photography #sunrise #sunset #venicebeach

    In Venice, we try to live every day to the fullest, but it’s the quiet, peaceful moments in-between that are used for reflection. (photo courtesy of Flickr.) #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #photography #sunrise #sunset #venicebeach

     Shout out to Instagram’s @kg_foto for capturing this stunning view of Venice Beach on an epic morning! #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #photography #sunrise #morning #venicebeach #instagram #beach #surfing

    Shout out to Instagram’s @kg_foto for capturing this stunning view of Venice Beach on an epic morning! #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #photography #sunrise #morning #venicebeach #instagram #beach #surfing

     When it’s time to relax after a day of fun and sun, only a soothing, comfortable suite at the Waldorf will do! (photo courtesy of booking.com.) #bookingdotcom #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort #waldorf

    When it’s time to relax after a day of fun and sun, only a soothing, comfortable suite at the Waldorf will do! (photo courtesy of booking.com.) #bookingdotcom #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort #waldorf